Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins sets new record at 105 years old

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 6, 2021 at 7:21 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Age is nothing but a number to Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins.

At 105 years old, she set a new world and US record in the 100-meter race at the Louisiana Senior Games in Hammond, La. on Saturday, Nov. 6.

The Louisiana native is the first woman and first American to set a Masters Track & Field World Record in the 105+ Age Division. Her time was 1:02:95.

“Wonderful!” said Hawkins while smiling when asked how she felt after the race. “I’m so happy.”

“Stay healthy and keep running. I’m going to keep running as long as I can. I find it fun, and I like doing it,” she added as words of advice for other seniors.

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